Paws Of Honor

Meet the retired K9 heroes!

Maggie

Maggie

Maggie is a former Secret Service K9 who spent her career protecting Americans in the Washington DC metro area. She is retired now and living out the remainder of her days with her family and former handler. As she aged, Maggie has developed a medical condition called...

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Xxylon

Xxylon

Xxylon is an eight-year-old chocolate Labrador who has seen (and sniffed) a lot in his canine career. He began his training in June 2011 and was assigned to his first handler working in Anchorage, Alaska, as a police dog a few months after that.  As Xxylon's training...

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Max

Max

Max is a dual purpose German Shepherd that was certified in both patrol and narcotics detection. He was a proven and valuable K9 that had an exemplary career with the Fairfax County Police Department for 8 years including 7 years as a SWAT K9. Max was 9 ½ yrs old and...

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Nico

Nico

Nico was born in April 2010 and began his career as an explosives detection K9 in 2011. Nico served with the United States Secret Service from 2011 until his retirement in December of 2019. Nico and his handler traveled all over the United States and on numerous trips...

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Kima

Kima

Kima is a  female, black German Shepherd that was procured from Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. She traveled back to the location on several occasions during her career. Kima served our country as an explosives detection K9 working for the US Pentagon for 8+...

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Dover

Dover

 Dover was born January 20th, 2008 and began her career as part of the Puppies Behind Bars program. She went on to become an certified explosives detection canine and retired from the US Marshals Service in January 2018 after 8 1/2 years of dedicated service. Dover...

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Diesel

Diesel

K9 Diesel is a dual purpose German Shepherd that worked for the Town of Herndon for 6 years. He was certified in patrol and narcotics detection. According to his Dad, his favorite treats besides human food are Greenies. During his downtime he likes to play with his...

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Oakley

Oakley

Oakley is a chocolate Lab that was born and trained at Auburn University. Oakley was the first class of Vapor Wake K-9s to serve the U.S. Capitol. Oakley excelled at explosives ordinance detection work and loved working around people. The only thing Oakley enjoyed...

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Ammo

Ammo

"Ammo is a 10-year old black lab. He served with the US Capitol Police K-9 unit from July 2011 until his retirement on April 29, 2016, my retirement date. He was an explosive detection K-9. Ammo developed digestive issues during his time on the unit. He was treated...

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Kuli

Kuli

Kuli is a German Shepherd who served our country in the United States Air Force with the 4th Security Forces Squadron. As a military working dog he traveled the world with his handler keeping our soldiers. He's retired now and lives with his mom, dad and little...

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Hero

Hero

"Hero is a Belgian Malinois who served our country as an explosives detection K9. His mission was to provide a safe & secure environment for individuals & locations protected by the U.S. Secret Service. He accomplished this by sniffing for bombs and other...

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Knox

Knox

Knox started his career in the USMC. He traveled to Afghanistan and did one tour in the summer of 2011. After returning from deployment he was released by the USMC. It was at this time his future handler drove to North Carolina and adopted Knox. This is how Knox began...

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Duffy

Duffy

Duffy served 7 years with the federal government as an explosives detection K9. Duffy was originally breed to be a seeing eye service dog but was purchased by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) when he decided he didn't want to be a seeing eye dog. His...

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Nitro

Nitro

Nitro is a male Belgian Malinois that served 9 years as an apprehension K9 for the Secret Service. Nitro traveled the world extensively to help protect the Presidents of the United States. He was a force to be reckoned with winning the 2015 K9 Olympics competing...

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Barry

Barry

K9 Barry served for four years as an apprehension K9 with the Secret Service Emergency Response Team. He has worked many countless hours and travels extensively supporting two presidents. His favorite treats include peanut butter and dog Oreos. He is enjoying his...

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Jojo

Jojo

JoJo V473 is a 7 year old German Shepherd from Europe and has served his whole time as an Air Force Military Working Dog as a PEDD, patrol explosive detector dog.  He has been deployed overseas two times too different locations and been on countless POTUS, VPOTUS, and...

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Harriet

Harriet

Harriet is a yellow Labrador Retriever who protected our country both domestically and on foreign soil. She served 8 years as a police K9 for the federal government performing explosives detection here in the United States as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq! Harriet...

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Pano

Pano

Pano is a 7-year-old Belgian Tervuren. His birthday is on July 26, 2012. Pano served in the United States Secret Service (USSS) from September 2013 until he was honorably retired on March 2019. Pano was trained for single purpose, explosive detection and served with...

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Banjo

Banjo

Banjo is a product of Auburn University’s Explosives Detection Canine Program located in Anniston Alabama. He spent the first 18 months of his life at Coffeyville Prison as part of the Prisoners and Pups program. During this time Banjo was subjected to basic...

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Buckley

Buckley

K9 Buckley started with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department in the Spring of 2005 and retired in October, 2008. After his retirement, he was certified as a therapy dog and started visiting Kensington Nursing and Rehab, where he has made many friends. He...

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Jardan

Jardan

Jardan is a male Belgian Malinois who served with the United States Secret Service (USSS) as a SWAT K9 trained in apprehension. He received the DHS Valor Award for his service to his country. Born April 10th, 2010 in the Netherlands his career with the Secret Service...

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Jack

Jack

Born in September of 2009, Jack served as an explosives detection K9 with the United Stated Capitol Police in Washington DC. Jack retired in 2019 and will live our his retirement years with his former handler and family.

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Tomas

Tomas

"K9 Tomas is a Belgian Malinois, who was born in Hungary on November 14, 2010.  He worked for five years with the Department of Defense as an explosive detection K9. He searched an estimated 100,000 vehicles in his career. Tomas along with his handler were able to...

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Kiwi

Kiwi

"K9 Kiwi retired from the US Secret Service on September 28, 2019, after 7+ years of service as an Explosives Detection K9. Kiwi provided protection for the President, Vice President, many foreign dignitaries, The Pope, and more. Kiwi is a Dutch Shepherd, born on...

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Maggie S

Maggie S

Maggie served her country as an explosives detection K9 with the United States Transportation Administration (TSA).

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Denali

Denali

“Denali is a male Yellow Labrador Retriever who is 9 years was born August 9, 2010. He served the US military and deployed for the United States Marine Corps before he came to work with me at the US Capitol Police as an explosive detection K9. I became his handler in...

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Nero

Nero

K9 Nero is a German Shepherd who was born in the Czech Republic on April 20, 2007. He was certified in explosive detection and partnered with Police Officer Porigow from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Officer Porigow and Nero were...

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Xxola

Xxola

Xxola is a female, black, Labrador retriever and was born on May 18, 2007 at Lackland Airforce Base. She was part of the TSA puppy program and was specifically bred for explosive detection work. This program was part of the National Explosive Detection Canine Team...

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Frisco

Frisco

K9 Frisco is a 9 year old, male Labrador Retriever. Frisco was trained in explosives detection and retired from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in March of 2019. Frisco will live out his retirement with his former handler and family.

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Bubba

Bubba

Welcome retired K9 Bubba. Bubba is a 9 year old Belgian Malinois and retired military working dog from the United States Navy. She protected us, our service members, and her handler while deployed overseas. Bubba will now live out her retirement with her former...

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Llanger

Llanger

  LLanger was born on January 7, 2012 at Lackland Airforce Base.   He was part of Homeland Security’s National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP), one of the last of the puppy program. I first meet LLanger in 2013 during our 10 weeks of training at...

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Rayco

Rayco

Rayco served the US military deployed to Afghanistan before he became a US Capitol Police explosive detection K9.

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Gento

Gento

Gento is a former explosives detection K9 who served our country with the Secret Service protecting our President and other government officials.

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Niko

Niko

K9 Niko is an 8 year old German Shepherd. He retired from the Prince William County Virginia Police Department in April 2019. Niko is enjoying his retirement and will live out his life with his handler and family .     To make a donation to the medical care...

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Dutchess

Dutchess

K9 Dutchess entered into Paws of Honor in 2016, after she officially retired as an Explosive Detection Canine with the Federal Government.               To make a donation to the medical care of Dutchess or any of our other retired...

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Dante

Dante

Dante was partnered with Officer Yost and began working for the Prince William County Police Department in December 2008. The K9 team was certified by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA Region 3). Dante and his handler were credited with numerous...

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Charlie

Charlie

Charlie was born January 08th, 2008, and served in the US army from 2009- August of 2013. According to his military K-9 handler, Charlie conducted over 300 missions in Afghanistan with no death or injuries to US personnel. During Charlie’s Army service he had injured...

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Oscar

Oscar

K9 Oscar retired from the Secret Service on November 1, 2015, at age 10, after 8 years of explosives detection service including Presidential Detail and Special Events. The government, “having determined that the cost of its care and handling is so great…” transferred...

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Capa

Capa

CAPA was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving as an explosive/patrol working dog, security detachment, fleet activities, Yokosuka from March 2008 to April 2016.  Demonstrating exceptional dedication, Capa completed...

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Bak

Bak

MWD (Retired) Bak is a 10-year-old German Shepherd who was purchased in 2006 by the 341st Security Forces Squadron for the Joint Services Military Working Dog Program. He was certified as a Patrol Drug Detector Dog on September 2007 and was assigned to Fort Benning,...

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Gina

Gina

Retired K9 Officer Gina is an explosive detection dog. She worked for the United States Secret Service from 2008 until 2017. Gina has traveled to 18 countries and countless states and cities in support of both the Obama and Trump Presidential administrations. In April...

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Freida

Freida

Freida retired in 2013 and joined Paws of Honor in 2016.    

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Kubo

Kubo

Kubo served as a tactical canine for the US Secret Service from 2008 to 2016. He helped in providing a tactical response to potential threats at the White House, Camp David and many other protective venues both foreign and domestic.

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Harris

Harris

Retired K9 Harris joined Paws of Honor March 2016.  This is Harris getting ready to enjoy a marinated and grilled steak made by his handler for him for his retirement.  Harris is a black lab that came from puppies behind bars. Harris and I were teamed up together in...

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Senna

Senna

"I bought Senna home on September 10, 2013. She was certified as an explosive detection canine and we graduated training on November 30, 2013. On a daily basis, we swept vehicles at the access points for different secure locations.  We also patrolled and performed...

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Maggie

Maggie

Maggie was born on 4/28/13. During her first year, she was raised in a program called Puppies Behind Bars which raises the puppies to become explosive detection canines.  When Maggie was 14 months old, she was picked up by the ATF and enrolled in their program. 16...

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Boris

Boris

Boris served his country for over 8 years by working as an Explosives Detection Canine for the US Government both domestically and overseas. He retired in November 2014 and now gets to stay home, relax, and watch over his human baby brother.

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Buddy

Buddy

Buddy is trained in explosives detection.  Buddy started his career with Puppies Behind Bars Program.  This program trains service dogs, explosives dogs, and assistance dogs for wounded military personnel.  He started his explosives detection training in May of 2011...

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Moris

Moris

Moris is my retired Tactical Explosive Detection Dog (TEDD). I was handed his leash in July 2012 and underwent 9 weeks of fast-paced handler training. We were certified as a TEDD team on 21 September 2012. Altogether, we served 2 years as a TEDD team in Hawaii and a...

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Ogden

Ogden

Ogden was born 11/2015 and started in the seeing eye dog program. He failed out of the seeing eye dog program when he growled playing tug with people, even though that’s something he always does when he plays. Ogden was then sent to the ATF to be trained as an...

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Cody

Cody

was"Cody and I met at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) K9 Training Facility in Front Royal, Virginia in March 2011. Cody started off as a hunting dog in Canada then was purchased by ATF in 2009 from a breeder in Florida. Originally, he was trained as...

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Baxter

Baxter

Baxter was born in September of 2007 and served his country until 2011. He is a BATF trained Explosive Detection K9. He has done a lot in his career from traveling the world protecting U.S. Interests, traveling with and protecting Government VIP’s, working sporting...

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Remi

Remi

K9 Remi was born in Europe on February 14, 2010. He was purchased by Castle’s K9 and shipped from Slovakia to the United States on February 8, 2011. On February 11, 2011, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office purchased Remi and he was partnered with Master Deputy Perry...

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Ciela

Ciela

U.S. President Barack Obama waves at people in a bank vestibule after he and Vice President Joe Biden (not pictured) bought lunch at a sandwich shop near the White House in Washington, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ciela’s a sweet near 13-year-old Malinois....

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Ringo

Ringo

K9 Ringo was born in 2003 served the US Government until 2009. He was trained and certified in explosives detection and patrol dog duties. He now lives at home with his handler’s family and spends his days monitoring neighborhood cats and stealing food from...

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